Cambridge University has acquired new collections of digitized archives from British Archives Online (BOA), details of these collections can be found at near the end of this post.
As part of their response to COVID-19, British Online Archives (BOA) has provided additional free access to their entire database of digital primary resources until 31st March to supplement our new acquisitions.
Their website hosts over 4 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, and are of use to undergraduate students and experienced academics alike.
- American Studies, 1621-1952
- British Broadcasting Corporation, 1927-2002
- The Industrial Revolution in Britain and the World, 1635-1970
- British Communism at Home and Abroad, 1944-1986
- Global Governance in the 20th Century
- Governing Africa: British Records from African Countries under Colonial Rule, 1808-1995
- Politics and Protest: From Major Party Politics to Popular Protest and Parliamentary History, 1102-1994
- India under Colonial Rule, 1752-1933
- Representing Britain: International Relations and Diplomacy, 1796-1962
- British Records from West Indian Countries under Colonial Rule, 1678-1950
- Spreading the Word: Missionary Work Around the World, 1808-1967
- The Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1675-1907
- World Wars, 1863-1974
The following digital archives have been made available through special funding provided by the University to support teaching and learning impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the unavailability of library resources on campus.
The 8 digital archives can be found on this page or separately via the links with collection level descriptions below.
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